DataFam Roundup: September 1–8, 2023
Welcome! Dig into this week's DataFam Roundup—a weekly blog that brings together community content all in one post. As always, we invite you to send us your content—and the DataFam content from your peers that have inspired you! Find the content submission form here.
To recognize new and consistent Tableau contributors—we’re excited to have a section within the weekly DataFam Roundup called the Tableau Community Highlight. Find out how to get involved.
Sam Pollard, Data Visualization Manager at Sky
England, United Kingdom
Sam Pollard is a Data Visualization Manager at Sky who shares his knowledge through his YouTube channel and by participating in community projects such as Workout Wednesday and Makeover Monday. After being introduced to Tableau through work, Sam began to play around with the tool and eventually leapt at the opportunity to switch roles when given the chance to start developing training courses.
When learning Tableau, Sam found that trial and error was the best teacher. Learning this way, inspired him to start his own YouTube channel where he focuses on topics that he felt were especially challenging to learn. Sam aims to keep his videos short and cover techniques for the entry-level audience and people who are beginning their Tableau journey. In the future, Sam hopes to begin live run-throughs of Workout Wednesday challenges to show his viewers how to approach getting stuck and make them feel more comfortable making mistakes while trying to learn Tableau.
Dive into content created by the Tableau Community:
Fabricio Lennart Flores Ledezma, LinkedIn:
Andrés A. Quiroz Sanchez, LinkedIn: Clase 9 Jerarquia y acción de conjunto
Steve Wood: Top M within each top N of categories
Four Africa: Mini Tableau Hacks — 4Africa Data Specialists
Ken Flerlage, The Flerlage Twins: Pass Tableau Filters via URL using FILTERVALUES
Upcoming events and community participation
Chart Chat Live--Round 44: September 21 - Watch as Jeffrey Shaffer, Steve Wexler, Andy Cotgreave, and Amanda Makulec debate the good, bad, and "scaredy-cats" of data visualization.
Demystifying the way to learn Data Visualization! Are you looking for a way to learn Data Visualization and feeling lost? We all have been there and I am going to help you understand the fundamentals and look for a way to learn data visualization.
Career Pathmakers: This is the launch event for the Career PathMakers user group. This group will be focused on helping its members navigate challenges in their careers, both with a mentorship program and a transition support program.
Viz Collab is back: Hello everyone! I’m excited to be opening #VizCollab back up for another round of matches! In the last year I matched around 40 people for some amazing vizzes, including Viz of the Days and a viz that was featured in a local publication. So if you want to find a collaboration partner sign up.
Local Community Conferences by the DataFam, for the DataFam.
Data Book Club: This summer, the Data Book Club is reading Living in Data: A Citizen's Guide to a Better Information Future by Jer Thorp.
Community Calendar and Upcoming Events: stay up-to-date on the latest Women in Dataviz events and other data visualization-related events. If you'd like to submit an event to the calendar, please fill out this form.
Ben Norland: Football Transfer Flows
Check out some inspirational vizzes created by the community:
Ben Norland: Football Transfer Flows
Thomas Alexander Smith: Global Media Freedom #MakeoverMonday 2023 W20
Prasann Prem: Layoffs in Forbes Cloud 100
Will Sutton: Tableau's Information is Beautiful (IIB) Awards
Gbolahan Adebayo: Drinking Fountains in Milan
Back 2 Viz Basics
Build your skills with a weekly challenge to re-create an interactive data visualization.
Web: Workout Wednesday
Week 36: Can you build a dashboard for pre-aggregated metrics?
Games Night Viz
Storytelling with Data
Project Health Viz
Uncover new stories by visualizing healthcare data sets provided each month.
Web: Project Health Viz
June 2023: Funding for Research for Various Conditions and Diseases
An initiative centered around diversity, equity & awareness by visualizing provided datasets each month.
Web: Diversity in Data
May 2023: Mental Health Awareness Month and LGBTQ+ Representation in film
Sports Viz Sunday
Volunteer to design data visualizations that help nonprofits harness the power of data for social change.
Web: Viz for Social Good
June 9 - July 18, 2023: Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund